Harriers compete at SCC meet in Fairmont
The Blue Earth Area girls and boys cross country teams finished third and fourth respectively in the South Central Conference Meet held Tuesday at Cedar Creek Park in Fairmont.
They also got a sneak preview of four teams considered favorites at their Section Meet held Oct. 29 at Riverside Town and Country Club in Blue Earth.
Waseca captured the girls title with 21 points, followed by Fairmont (51) and BEA (69).
On the boys side, Waseca edged Fairmont for the crown with 31 points, five less than the Cardinals. The Bucs tallied 90 points, behind third-place St. James (74).
Marissia Hagedorn was clocked in 15:31 to grab ninth place, while Rylee Wagner had a 10th-place time of 15:43.
Courtney Grandgenett posted with 11th overall best time in 15:45.
Placing 19th was LaNay Walker with 16:04, eight seconds ahead of teammate Mandy Warmka in the 20th spot.
Rounding out the varsity squad was Meghan Mittelstadt with a time of 16:46 for 23rd and Lindsey Ankeny placing 24th in 16:52.
The BEA boys were led by Riley Holmseth’s 12th-place finish in 17:46.
The next Buc runner to complete the 5,000-meter course was Jonas Hamperl in 18:29, good enough for 16th.
Aaron Wilhelmi’s 18:42 put him 19th overall, while Jake Zebedee was 21st in 18:52 and Brandon Christians 22nd in 19:01.
JT Roe posted a time of 19:35 to grab 25th and Abi Vasquez took 28th in 20:13.
Varsity girls team results
4,000-meters — 35 finishers
Waseca 21, Fairmont 51, BEA 69, St. James 114, St. Peter 127.Varsity boys teams
5K — 35 finishers
Waseca 31, Fairmont 36, St. James 74, BEA 90, St. Peter 152.
Junior varsity girls
4K — 60 finishers
Waseca 23, Fairmont 35, BEA 89, St. James 109.
BEA junior varsity girls:
Cassie Thompson 17:54, 16th; Sierra Halvorson 18:13, 19th; MacKenzie Determan 18:16, 20th; Signe Olson 18:17, 22nd; Kelly Aukes 18:47, 28th; Athena Peterson 18:49, 30th; Autumn Foster 19:06, 36th; Bridget Moore 19:40, 41st; Amanda Pecholt 20:03, 42nd; Meredith Hagedorn 20:04, 43rd; Anna Aukes 20:16, 44th; Brittany Rochefort 20:23, 45th; Nok Cherdchoochart 20:26, 46th; Taylor Swanson 20:57, 50th; Rowan Hacken 21:24, 51st; Mary Johnson 21:42, 52nd; Makenzie Jenkins 21:52, 53rd; Lauren Thompson 23:17, 55th; Bess Clement 23:18, 57th; April Royer 23:18, 57th; Emily Clement 23:27, 58th; Moira Jans 24:40, 60th.
Junior varsity boys
5K — 48 finishers
Fairmont 36, BEA 48, Waseca 48, St. James 116, St. Peter incomplete.
Junior varsity boys:
Mike Ankeny 19:51, 5th; Jason Mertens 20:01, 8th; Wade Wilhelmi 20:04, 9th; Korey Frandle 20:10, 10th; Alvin Goraczkowski 20:59, 16th; Hans Kittleson 21:11, 18th; Isaac Vasquez 22:29; 27th; Nick Lein 22:43, 29th; Colan Surratt 24:16, 38th; Luke Loveall 25:57, 44th; Jake Berndt 28:42, 46th; Ike Zebedee 29:38, 47th.